Melissa’s Green Breakfast Smoothie

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This smoothie is the morning go-to for our blog editor, who likes starting her day with good hydration, protein, and fiber. She likes a thinner smoothie because it’s easier to suck through a straw when she’s got to drink it on the road. If you prefer a thick smoothie, start with less water and thin […]

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Mediterranean Chicken Pita

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Homemade tzatziki elevates this recipe from basic, good sandwich to basic, great sandwich, but if you’re in a hurry, store-bought will do the job.

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Mediterranean Antipasto Tuna Salad

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What’s better than tuna with mayo? This recipe: no contest. Tuna’s salty flavor is genius with beans, veggies, and capers. With ingredients this flavorful, any dressing more than a little lemon juice and olive oil would be overkill. Tip: If you want to make this ahead, keep the greens separate until right before you serve.

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad Pinwheels

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These pinwheels are a fantastic way to serve wraps for kids, or to create a nice appetizer at a party. If what you’re after is a simple, delicious wrap for your own lunch, just skip the slicing and tuck the wrap into a sandwich container to go.

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Colorful Veggie Slaw

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There’s nothing quite like a bright burst of color to make a plate more appealing and make veggies look enticing. This slaw is a minor variation on a cookout classic—test it in place of your old family recipe at your next summer shindig.

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Zippy Zucchini Dip

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A little heat is a great way to bring flavor to simple ingredients without excessive amounts of salt. Serve this lightly cheesy dip with your favorite whole-grain crackers.

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Creamy Avocado Dip

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This easy recipe replies on yogurt and avocado to create a lusciously creamy dip that packs a big nutritional punch. Serve it with whole-grain tortilla chips or pita crisps.

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Spiced Banana Yogurt Dip

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This easy-prep party dip was picked by our partners’ dietitians because it offers great nutrition for little work. Serve it with sliced fruit or, for a special occasion, dark chocolate cookies.

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